My work now explores the idea of the Earth itself ... the Earth's elements. Going back to the earliest science, these elements were integrated into ideas of philosophy and knowledge of the visible planets. I’ve been reading about Alchemy. The seven known elements of the ancient world (lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, silver and gold) related to the seven planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun). These early discoveries were known as the Planetary Metals. The paintings incorporate alchemical symbols as well as the periodic table designation.
 

Earth: the elements
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Carbon No.4
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Carbon No.1
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Carbon No.2
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Carbon No.3
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Tin No.2
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on green rice paper with embedded charcoal
Carbon (6 C 12.011)
2021
monotype on green rice paper with embedded charcoal
18.50"x15"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Monotype No.1
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements monotype on Hannemülle paper
Monotype No.2
2021
monotype on Hannemülle paper
image 24"x17", paper 30"x22"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Fluorine
2021
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"

Fluorine is one of the Noble Gases, invisible in its normal state. However, when cooled to -417°F, it becomes yellow with a greenish tint.
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Antimony
2021
acrylic on canvas
30"x28"

Antimony is one of the Mundane Elements discovered by alchemists. Mundane Elements were "of the earth" as opposed to Planetary Elements, early discoveries which were thought to be related to the seven planets that could be seen by the eye.

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
24"x24"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on paper
Copper Study No.2
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on paper
14"x14"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper (Venus)
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
30"x36"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, charcoal on canvas
Earth: Cadmium No.1
2020
acrylic, charcoal on canvas
24"x30"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Carbon
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and silver paint on linen
Earth: Mercury/Cinnabar/Vermillion
2020
acrylic and silver paint on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on paper
Earth: Calcium No.1 (shells)
2020
acrylic on paper
22"x28"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, chalk on linen
Earth: Calcium No.2
2020
acrylic, chalk on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron, Prussian Blue
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron
2020
acrylic on canvas
30"x36"